CRC30 Conference

Celebrating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRC30 Conference

Celebrating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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It's the biggest celebration and investigation of Child Rights in Australia this year.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child was created 30 years ago. Since then, it's been ratified by all countries but one. Yet 1989 was a lifetime before today's young people were born. Is Australia meeting it's Child Rights obligations? What can we learn from the last 30 years and where should Australia go from here?


Join the CRC30 Conference to learn more about child rights in Australia and around the world. We'll review progress we've made over the last 30 years, celebrate achievements and accelerate action at all levels to achieve child well-being. Join child rights experts, young people and UN members to work together for child rights. 


  1. Enhance accountability of governments and other duty bearers on child rights
  2. Enhance child participation and the capability of children to influence policy
  3. Build collaboration, evidence and trust to deliver for children

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Who are the Keynote Speakers?

CRC30 Conference Keynote Speaker Mikiko Otani - Member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Mikiko Otani - Member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

CRC30 Conference Keynote Speaker Megan Mitchell - Australia's National Children’s Commissioner CRC30

Megan Mitchell - Australia's National Children’s Commissioner


More about our Keynote Speakers


Mikiko Otani is an international human rights lawyer based in Tokyo where practicing family law with focus on women’s and children’s rights. She is Member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, Council Member of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and former Chair of the Committee on International Human Rights of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. She is also the country representative of Japan for the Family Law and Family Rights Section of LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific). The areas of her focus include human rights education, early childhood development, child participation, girl child, child marriage, human trafficking and migrant children.

Ms. Otani is also active in academic, research and teaching works. She is a Member of the Executive Council of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law. She has been a lecturer on international human rights at Soka University Graduate School of Law. She was invited to give lectures at the training seminars for lawyers of Cambodia, Mongolia, Iraq, Iran and Malaysia on the international human rights law, women’s rights and children’s rights. She taught women and children’s issues in Japan and East Asia as a visiting professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i at Manoa in 2011. She participated as an invited expert at the Ernst Strüngmann Forum on “Formative Childhoods: A Path to Peace?” in Frankfurt in 2013.
Ms. Otani was admitted to Tokyo Bar Association in 1990. She holds Bachelor of Law from Sophia University in Tokyo (1987), Master of International and Public Affairs from Columbia University in New York (1999) and Master of Law from University of Tokyo (2003).


The National Children’s Commissioner’s work focuses solely on the rights, interests of children, the laws, policies and programs that impact on them.

Megan has had extensive experience in issues facing children and young people, having worked with children from all types of backgrounds, including undertaking significant work with vulnerable children. She has practical expertise in child protection, foster and kinship care, juvenile justice, children’s services, child care, disabilities, and early intervention and prevention services.

Megan’s previous roles include NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Executive Director of the ACT Office for Children, Youth and Family Support, Executive Director for Out-of-Home Care in the NSW Department of Community Services and CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service.

Megan holds qualifications in social policy, psychology and education, having completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney (1979), a Diploma of Education from the Sydney Teachers College (1980), a Master of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Sydney (1982) and a Master of Arts (Social Policy) from the University of York (1989).

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